We’ve talked before about how jewelry can impact you on a deeper level. Jewelry can enhance your spiritual connections, and natural stones carry important meanings. It’s clear that we’re talking about a lot more than aesthetics. Next, let’s dive into negative ion jewelry. What is it, how does it work, and what are some of its benefits?
Wait, What is Negative Ion Jewelry, Exactly?
Great question! First, let’s have a little science lesson and talk about what negative ions are.
Negative ions are molecules that have gained or lost an ion. They are odorless, tasteless, and invisible. They’re made in nature when air molecules break apart because of sunlight and radiation, as well as moving air and water.
Have you ever noticed that when you’re outdoors, you feel this surge of peace and happiness? That’s partly because when we’re in certain environments — like mountains and beaches — we inhale them in abundance.
This is when they enter our bloodstream.
The Benefits of Negative Ions
From there, negative ions are said to create a biochemical reaction in our bodies. They increase the levels of serotonin, which is a mood stabilizer that can help you feel better. This is why some people believe that negative ions can help us cope with depression, stress, and anxiety. In fact, a 2013 review of scientific research from 1957 to 2012 found that “ionization” had a notable impact on people suffering from depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Other research has suggested that negative ions can help regulate your sleeping cycle, improve immune system functioning, increase the metabolism of carbs and fats, and stop or even kill the development of dangerous bacteria, viruses, and mold.
More research is needed, but based on what we know thus far, negative ions can absolutely have a positive impact.
So, you now have a basic idea of what negative ions are and how they can positively affect the body and mind. But can you only experience this when you’re out in nature?
Let’s keep going.
How Can We Better Control Our Exposure to Negative Ions?
With how good they can make you feel, you might be wondering, “Can I expose myself to negative ions… more?”
You’re not alone. All sorts of devices, gadgets, and technology are popping up to help people who are asking this question — especially because indoor levels of negative ions tend to be much lower than outdoor levels.
For example, you can go online and find Himalayan salt lamps. The idea is that negative ions will help to better clean the air, reduce respiratory problems, improve our energy and productivity levels, and boost our mental concentration and focus.
Some people, however, want to experience negative ions on an even deeper level, which brings us to our next point.
What About Negative Ion Jewelry?
Throughout your average day, you are likely absorbing tons of positive ions and not even realizing it. They can come from your computer, cell phone, fluorescent lights, and certain kinds of machinery.
Because this can negatively impact your mood and emotions, wearing negative ion jewelry can help to counterbalance it. It’s especially beneficial considering that particularly for people struggling with depression, higher levels of exposure (meaning several hours or longer) to negative ions are better.
Negative ion jewelry can come in various forms and styles. Himalaya Jewelry’s negative ion bracelets are magnetic and made of stainless steel. They contain four minerals inside, and these minerals release negative ions that can gently heal, stimulate, and detox your body and mind.
Just like that surge of peace and serenity that you feel in nature — beaches, waterfalls, mountains — negative ion bracelets can help to improve your mental and physical health. This jewelry can increase the flow of oxygen to your muscles and brain, improve your balance, increase strength and flexibility, boost your concentration, reduce pain, and give you more energy.
Coupled with healthy lifestyle habits, negative ion jewelry can be a powerful ally for your overall physical and mental wellness. In addition to wearing this type of jewelry, also keep these things in mind:
- Avoid exposure to devices (phones, computers, tablets) one hour before bed. The type of light that they emit can interrupt your body’s melatonin production, hurting the quality and duration of your sleep.
- Try to go to sleep and wake up around the same time every day. Getting your body on a sleep schedule will help you feel more refreshed and energized every day.
- Make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats and proteins. Fuel yourself for health and happiness.
- Monitor your social media usage — it can make you feel bad without your even realizing it.
- About 75% of Americans are dehydrated. Always keep a bottle/glass nearby and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Sit less and stand more. The human body was made to move, and a sedentary lifestyle can wreak havoc on you physically and emotionally.
We also want to offer a gentle reminder that nothing replaces regular check-ups with your doctor! If you’re not feeling well physically or mentally, seek help from a medical professional.Ready to elevate your style and improve your wellness? Shop Himalaya Jewelry’s collection of negative ion bracelets today.